Matthew Palladino "Sweet Relief" @ Eli Ridgway, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 13, 2012
Matthew Palladino, the San Francisco-based artist who has seen much success over the past few years, just opened a new body of work, Sweet Relief, at Eli Ridgway Gallery in SF this past weekend. Normally creating work in a unique, flat aesthetic, Pallandino's new work features enamel coated plaster casts made from commercial chocolate molds. A gif to explain is after the jump . . .

Feature: A conversation with Kyle Ranson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Imagine some anime character charging his ki as waves of plasma vaporize everything in a fifty foot radius. Throw in a Post-Impressionist sensibility and few cues from underground comics and you'll have Kyle Ranson's explosive brand of portraiture. Since his arrival in the 1990s, this former East Coaster has made himself, and his work, right at home in the Bay Area. We recently sat down to chat about volcanoes, embryonic goo, and R. Crumb.

Opening: Charmaine Olivia "Ritual" @ Shooting Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
We stopped into the opening of SF-based Charmaine Olivia's solo show, Ritual, at Shooting Gallery in San Francisco this past Saturday night. The exhibit features realist paintings mixed with fantasy, surrealistic imagery, surrounded by installation works.

Revok x Steel x Reyes in San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 12, 2012
A standout piece just popped up in San Francisco organized by Goorin, featuring stalwarts of San Francisco Reyes and Steel with Revok coming into town to collaborate. Reyes crazy-detailed black and white monster wall was given a touch of color from Steel and Revok. A lot of people have been talking about how good this piece is in SF...

Tara Tucker @ Rena Bransten Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 08, 2012
Berkeley-based artist Tara Tucker, previously featured in the September 2011 issue of Juxtapoz, is currently exhibiting her most recent work in her new solo show, "If Wishes Were Horses," at the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The exhibition runs through January 28th.

MCD LAB # 3 @ FFDG

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 05, 2012
After a massive fire displacement from their Lower Haight home base in San Francisco and a short-lived stint in the Inner Richmond Neighborhood, we are happy to announce that Fecal Face Gallery has found a permanent home in the Mission District.  Their first show in their new location titled MCD LAB #3 opens tomorrow, January, 6, featuring new print work from local artists Matt Furie, Jeremy Fish, Alyana Udseen, and more.

Pissaro's People at the Legion of Honor, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We took a trip to the Legion of Honor to check out the new featured exhibition, Pissaro's People, featuring the famed impressionists selected work through its earlier stages to the later years compiling finished paintings and preparatory sketches to further reveal Pissaro's careful artistic decisions in each piece.

The Bay Lights LED Project

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is an opinion that the Bay Bridge, extending from Oakland to SF, is an overlooked bridge in the area. Looking from the North shore of SF, the span is quite impressive. Artist Leo Villareal, in honor of the Bay Bridge's 75th Anniversary, wants to turn the venerable bridge into an LED installation. Video after the jump . . .

Remains in the End Times @ The Popular Workshop, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 08, 2011
This past weekend The Popular Workshop had an opening party for Remains in the End Times, a multi-layered show featuring mostly video art from Yoshi Sodeoka, Rosa Menkman, Daniel Menche, J.K. Keller, and Cristopher Cichocki with prints curated by Jesse Lee Stout. The art in this exhibit is all around you, intense, frenetic, and unrelenting. The highlight is an installation of video art in the far corner made of deconstructed Simpsons episode.

Tin Ton Tic Tac Click Clack: Bill Daniel and Austin McManus @ The Lost Door, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 29, 2011
This should be a good one; Bill Daniel (featured in our April 2011 issue, and his "Who Is Bozo Texino?" film was screened at our film series at the MoMA this year) has teamed up with one of our editors, Austin McManus, for a one-night exhibition, Tin Ton Tic Tac Click Clack at the Lost Door in San Francisco on Sunday December 4. Photos, new zine, and a screening of "Who Is Bozo Texino?" all in one night.

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